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Remodeling Market Index, RMI, fourth quarter, 2011, 2012, growth

Remodeling Market Index rides high into 2012

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) hit a five-year high at the end of 2011, indicating that residential remodeling should continue to grow in 2012, according to panelists at a press conference held today at NAHB’s International Builders’ Show.


Remodeling Market Index, RMI, NAHB, fourth quarter, 2011

Remodeling Market Index highlights upward trend in remodeling activity

Remodeling sentiment rose to the highest level in five years, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity, LIRA, spending, improvement, 2012

LIRA offers signs of improvement for remodeling in 2012

After a slow start, home improvement spending is expected to trend up later this year, according to the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA).

BuildFax remodeling index shows 25th straight month of year-over-year growth

New world of marketing mixes traditional and cutting edge

Sales in November showed month-over-month and year-over-year gains, but errors in measurement caused Realtors to adjust sales numbers since 2007

Photo courtesy of Andersen

Photo courtesy of Andersen

The BuildFax Remodeling Index shows its 24th straight month of year-over-year growth

Remodelers hopeful for 2012, but not banking on big recovery

Plenty of good news has been coming in about housing lately. Here's a round-up.

Construction employment was up by 16,000 this month and 206,000 private sector jobs were created in November, the most since December 2010

The top exterior firms in the country offer insight into market

The top five of the largest metro areas saw existing home sales up more than 25 percent from 2010

BuildFax data also identifies top project types

Remodelers feeling the impact of expired tax credits on their window business according to Professional Remodeler's exclusive research.

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Economy keeping remodeling market slow

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index showed that the economy is still putting a damper on the remodeling industry.

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Baby boomers put housing plans on hold

The weak economy is causing baby boomers to postpone plans to sell their homes.

Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, Lira

Remodel project

A sluggish economy and housing market will continue to hamper home improvement spending well into next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The remodeling market is expected to stay soft with the LIRA pointing to a modest decline in annual homeowner improvement spending over the next several quarters.

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